Here's how much memory you save with the new Galaxy S9 high-efficiency video codec
iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X, with the necessary warnings about resulting huge video files and so on. There is one more limitation that Samsung has placed on the new Galaxy S9 and S9+, though, and it's the 5-minute rule. For various reasons, Android manufacturers have been restricting the amount of time you can record at the highest video settings due to memory, processing power, and other tall orders. First it was with 4K 30fps video that Samsung allowed you to only capture five minutes of at a time, and now the same restrictions go to the newfangled 4K 60fps standard, while 30fps goes to 10 minutes.
Bummer, but if a Samsung goes all hot and bothered during a task, it's better to play it safe, and limit your breathtaking 4K 60fps sesh to five minutes or less, not to mention the amount of internal memory the footage will occupy at that length anyway, even in the high-efficiency video format that the S9 recordings support. So, how do you capture 4K footage, and how much space does it occupy in both formats, compared to the standard non-HEVC 1080p 30fps footage that is the default choice?
3. Capturing 4K 60fps is limited to five minutes at a time, and 4K 30fps at 10 minutes;
4. Here's how much space you can save if you turn on the high-efficiency video codec capture switch (keep in mind that those files may be incompatible on many devices, or for sharing, as Windows is just now rolling out support in its latest beta releases):